Kalinga, Kāliṅga, Kaliṅga: 31 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग):—A Sanskrit word referring to the “Kurchi” plant and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. Its official botanical name is Holarrhena antidysenterica and is commonly referred to in English as the “coral swirl”, “tellincherry bark” or “white angel”Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग) (or Kuṭaja, Indrayava, Vatsaka) refers to the medicinal plant Holarrhena antidysenterica (Roth) A. DC, and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2. Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal. The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Kaliṅga] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग).—Ṛtāyu, King of Kaliṅga was present at the svayaṃvara of Draupadī. (Śloka 13, Chapter 185 Ādi Parva). Rukmī played a game of dice with Balabhadra with the help of Kaliṅga (for details see under Rukmī). The sage Dīrghatamas begot a son of the wife of the aged and senile Kaliṅga and the boy was named Kakṣīvān (Sūkta 125, Anuvāka 18, Maṇḍala 1, Ṛgveda). (See full article at Story of Kaliṅga from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)
2) Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग).—A warrior of the god Skandha. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 64).
3) Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग).—A Daitya who lived in Kṛtayuga. In Skanda Purāṇa there is a story that he conquered heaven, drove away the Dikpālakas, posted his own forces in their place and was finally killed by Devī.
4) Kāliṅga (कालिङ्ग).—Śrutāyus, King of Kaliṅga, and a member of Yudhiṣṭhira’s assembly. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 4).
5) Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग).—(M) (kāliṅga) An ancient place in the south of Bhārata. Other details.
Arjuna visited this place while he was on a pilgrimage. (Śloka 9, Chapter 214, Ādi Parva).
Kaliṅga was also included in the countries conquered by Sahadeva while he was on his victory march. (Chapter 31, Sabhā Parva).
People from Kaliṅga presented Yudhiṣṭhira with gifts for the Rājasūya. (Śloka 18, Chapter 52. Sabhā Parva).
Yudhiṣṭhira visited Kaliṅga while he was on a pilgrimage. (Śloka 4, Chapter 114, Vana Parva).
Karṇa conquered Kaliṅga while he was on a victory march. (Śloka 8, Chapter 254, Vana Parva).
Sahadeva defeated the King of Kaliṅga. (Śloka 24, Chapter 23, Udyoga Parva).
Śrī Kṛṣṇa slaughtered the people of Kaliṅga. (Śloka 76, Chapter 48, Udyoga Parva).
The people of Kaliṅga took part in the war between the Pāṇḍavas and Kauravas. (Śloka 6, Chapter 20, Droṇa Parva).
Paraśurāma conquered this place. (Śloka 12, Chapter 70, Dṛoṇa Parva).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 28 & 87; Matsya-purāṇa 48. 25; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 28; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 18. 13-14.
- 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 17; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 18.
1b) (Mt.) a hill on the south of the Mānasa.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 36. 22; 42. 28.
1c) A southern kingdom of madhyadeśa unfit for śrāddha; a Janapada of the Dakṣiṇāpatha. Its king was stationed by Jarāsandha on the east gate of Mathurā, and on the same direction during the siege of Gomanta;1 present at Pradyumna's marriage. Advised Rukmin to vanquish Balarāma in dice, and laughed at the latter when he was defeated. His teeth were broken by Rāma.2 Its 32 kings.3 On its south flows the Narmadā where the hill Amarakaṇṭaka is.4 In the kṛtayuga, the first man appeared in this country5 under Guhas.6
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 42 & 57; III. 13. 13; 14. 33 & 80; 74. 198 & 213; Matsya-purāṇa 163. 72; Vāyu-purāṇa 77. 13; 78. 23; 99. 324, 386, 402.
- 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 50. 11; 52. 11; 61. 27-29; 32 & 37; IV. 5. 21; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 28. 10, 15, 24.
- 3) Matsya-purāṇa 272. 16.
- 4) Matsya-purāṇa 186. 12.
- 5) Vāyu-purāṇa 58. 110.
- 6) Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 7. 36.
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 5; X. [50 (V) 3]; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 36 and 47; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 125.
- 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 125; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 3. 16.
2) Kāliṅga (कालिङ्ग).—The king of, present at the marriage of Anīruddha and advised Rukmin to invite Rāma for dice. Laughed aloud when Rāma failed, and supported Rukmin playing falsely. His teeth pulled out by Rāma.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 27-37.
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.60) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kaliṅga) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग) refers to an ancient country which should be shunned, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—It looks upon Kurukṣetra, Matsya, Pāñcāla and Surasena as holy countries where Dharma is practiced. It advises people to shun Aṅga, Vaṅga, Kaliṅga, Surāṣṭra, Gurjara, Ābhira, Kauṅkaṇa, Draviḍa, Dakṣiṇāpatha, Āndhra and Magadha.—(cf. verses 17.54-59) Thus it appears that this Purāṇa was written somewhere about the north-western part of northern India.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग) refers to a variety of prāsāda (upper storey of any building), according to the Śilparatna (32.6), the Mayamata (18.10), the Kamikāgama (57.8) and the Īśānaśiva (32-70).
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग) is the name of a country situated within the Dākṣiṇāpatha (Deccan) region. Countries within this region pertain to the Dākṣinātyā local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world. It is mentioned this region lies between the Southern Ocean and the Vindhya mountains.
The Kaliṅgas are usually to be represented by a dark or deep blue (śyāma) color when painting the limbs (aṅgaracanā), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. The painting is a component of nepathya (costumes and make-up) and is to be done in accordance with the science of āhāryābhinaya (extraneous representation).
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग) is the name of a kingdom that was conquered by Udayana (king of Vatsa) during his campaign to obtain sovereignty over the whole earth, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 19. Accordingly, “Then the people of Kaliṅga submitted and paid tribute, and acted as the king’s guides, so that the renown of that renowned one ascended the mountain of Mahendra”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Kaliṅga, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.Source: archive.org: The ocean of story, vol. 1
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग) is usually described as extending from Orissa to Drāviḍa or below Madras, the coast of the Northern Circars. It appears, however, to be sometimes the Delta of the Ganges. It was known to the ancients as Regio Caliṅgarum, and is familiar to the natives of the Eastern Archipelago by the name of Kling (Wilson).Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—The northern Circārs, a place lying between Orissa in the north and Andhra in the south on bordering on the sea. In the Kāvyamīmāṃsā described this place amongst the countries situated in the southern and the eastern India.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग) is the name of a Śāktapīṭha mentioned in the Kulārṇavatantra. The Kulārṇava-tantra is an important 11th century work for the Kaula school of Śāktism. It refers to eighteen such Śākta-pīṭhas (e.g. Kaliṅga) which is defined as a sacred sanctuary of Devī located here on earth. According to legend, there are in total fifty-one such sanctuaries (pīṭha) on earth, created from the corresponding parts of Devī’s body,
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)Source: eScholarship: Chapters 1-14 of the Hayasirsa Pancaratra
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग) is the name of an ancient region, being born from there represents an undesirable characteristic of an Ācārya, according to the 9th-century Hayaśīrṣa-pañcarātra Ādikāṇḍa chapter 3.—The Lord said:—“I will tell you about the Sthāpakas endowed with perverse qualities. He should not construct a temple with those who are avoided in this Tantra. [...] Nor originating in Kāmarūpa or Kaliṅga, or Kāñcī, Kāśmīra or Kośala, nor one having bad behavior, bad company or come from Mahārāṣṭra. [...] A god enshrined by any of these named above (viz., kaliṅga), is in no manner a giver of fruit. If a building for Viṣṇu is made anywhere by these excluded types (viz., kaliṅga) then that temple will not give rise to enjoyment and liberation and will yield no reward, of this there is no doubt”.
Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: archive.org: Indian Historical Quarterly Vol. 7
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग) is the name of a country classified as both Hādi and Kādi (two types of Tantrik division), according to the 13th century Sammoha-tantra (fol. 7).—There are ample evidences to prove that the zone of heterodox Tantras went far beyond the natural limits of India. [...] The zones in the Sammoha-tantra [viz., Kaliṅga] are here fixed according to two different Tantrik modes, known as Kādi and Hādi.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
1. Kalinga, Kalinga - An inhabitant of Natika. While staying in Natika, at the Ginjakavasatha, the Buddha tells Ananda that Kalinga was reborn after death in the Suddhavasa, and that there he would attain to nibbana. D.ii.92; S.v.358f
2. Kalinga - A country: the Kalingarattha. It is one of the seven political divisions mentioned in the time of the mythical king Renu and is given first in the list, its capital being Dantapura and its king Sattabhu. (D.ii.235f; see also Mtu.iii.208; the Mtu. also mentions a king Uggata of Dantapura, iii.364f).
It is not, however, included in the list of sixteen Janapadas appearing in the Anguttara Nikaya (A.i.213, etc.), but is found in the extended list of the Niddesa (CNid.ii.37). A later tradition (Bu.xviii.6) states that after the Buddhas death, a Tooth was taken from among his relics and placed at Kalinga, where it was worshipped. From Kalinga the Tooth was brought to Ceylon, in the time of King Sirimeghavanna, by Hemamala, daughter of Guhasiva, king of Kalinga, and her husband Dantakumara, a prince of the Ujjeni royal family. In Ceylon the Tooth became the Palladium of the Sinhalese kings. (Cv.xxxvii.92; see also Cv.Trs.i.7, n.4; the Dathadhatuvamsa gives details, J.P.T.S.1884, pp.108ff).
The Jatakas contain various references to Kalinga. There was once a great drought in Dantapura, and the king, acting on the advice of his ministers, sent brahmins to the king of Kuru to beg the loan of his state elephant, Anjanavasabha, credited with the power of producing rain. On this occasion, however, the elephant failed and the Kalinga king, hearing of the virtues practised by the king and people of Dantapura, offered them himself, upon which rain fell. See the Kurudhamma Jataka, J.ii.367ff, also DhA.iv.88f. A similar story is related in the Vessantara Jataka, vi.487, where the Kalinga brahmins ask for and obtain Vessantaras white elephant that he may stay the drought in Kalinga.
Another king of Kalinga was a contemporary of Aruna, the Assaka king of Potali. The Kalinga king, in his eagerness for a fight, picked a quarrel with Aruna, but was worsted in battle, and had to surrender his four daughters with their dowries to Aruna (J.iii.3f).
The Kalingabodhi Jataka relates the story of another ruler of Kalinga while, according to the Sarabhanga Jataka, a certain king of Kalinga (J.v.135f) went with two other kings, Atthaka and Bhimaratta, to ask Sarabhanga questions referring to the fate of Dandaki. There they heard the sage preach, and all three kings became ascetics. Another king of Kalinga was Nalikira, who, having ill treated a holy man, was swallowed up in the Sunakha niraya, while his country was laid waste by the gods and turned into a wilderness (Kalingaranna). The Kalinga aranna is referred to in the Upali Sutta (M.i.378);
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayogini
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग) is the name of a sacred site (pīṭha) presided over by Śyāmā (or Śyāmādevī), according to the vārāhyabhyudaya-maṇḍala. Śyāmādevī is a deity situated in one of the six petals of the western lotus, of which the presiding deity is kuleśvarī (presiding lady) named Tārā. The central deity of the vārāhyabhyudaya-maṇḍala is the twelve-armed Vajravarāhī.
Kaliṅga is one of the twenty-four pīṭhas, or ‘sacred-site’ (six lotuses each having six petals), each corresponding with a part of the human body. Kaliṅga is to be contemplated as situated in the mouth. Besides being associated with a bodily spot, each pīṭha represents an actual place of ancient India frequented particularly by advanced tantric practitionersSource: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग) is one of the two Chandoha (‘sacred spot’) present within the Vākcakra (‘circle of word’) which is associated with the Ḍākinī named Bhūcarī (‘a woman going on the ground’), according to the 9th-centruy Vajraḍākatantra. Vākcakra is one of three Cakras within the Tricakra system which embodies twenty-four sacred spots or districts (viz., Kaliṅga) resided over by twenty-four ‘sacred girls’ (ḍākinīs) whose husbands abide in one’s body in the form of twenty-four ingredients (dhātu) of one’s body.
Kaliṅga has the presiding Ḍākinī named Śyāmādevī whose husband, or hero (vīra) is named Subhadra. The associated internal location is the ‘mouth’ and the bodily ingredients (dhātu) are the ‘ribs’. According to the Vajraḍākavivṛti, the districts Kaliṅga, Kosala, Suvarṇadvīpa and Oḍyāyana are associated with the family deity of Caṇḍikā; while in the Abhidhānottarottaratantra there is the Ḍāka deity named Padmaḍāka standing in the center of the districts named Kaliṅga, Kāñcī, Lampāka and Himālaya (Himagiri).
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग) (distinguished by the city Kāñcanapurī) refers to one of the 25½ countries of the Kṣetrāryas, situated in the “middle world” (madhyaloka), according to chapter 2.3 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly:—“In these 35 zones on this side of Mānuṣottara and in the Antaradvīpas, men arise by birth; [...]. From the division into Āryas and Mlecchas they are two-fold. The Āryas have sub-divisions [e.g., kṣetra (country)]. [...] The kṣetrāryas are born in the 15 Karmabhumis. Here in Bharata they have 25½ places of origin (e.g., Kaliṅga), distinguishable by cities (e.g., Kāñcanapurī) in which the birth of Tīrthakṛts, Cakrabhṛts, Kṛṣṇas, and Balas takes place”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
India history and geogprahySource: archive.org: Shiva Purana (history)
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग) or Kaliṅgadeśa occupied the narrower eastern coastal plain form the delta of the Godāvarī to that of the Mahānadī river. It was probably one of the best-known regions of the south known to ancient Indian literature.Source: academia.edu: The Date of Kharavela, a Great King of Kalinga
Kalinga was an ancient kingdom of Eastern India. Duryodhana eloped with the daughter of Kalinga king Chitrangada of Rajapura and married her. Kalinga King Shrutāyudha or Shrutāyush (probably, from the city of Dantapura) participated in the Mahabharata war in support of Kauravas but got killed by Bhima. Kalinga was only a Janapada during Mahabharata period, probably, part of Ashmaka Mahajanapada. It appears that Kalinga became Mahajanapada around 2000 BCE because early Buddhist texts mention Kalinga as Mahajanapada.Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग) or Kaliṅgaraṭṭha is the name of a locality situated in Dakkhiṇāpatha (Deccan) or “southern district” of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—The inscriptions of Asoka tell us that Asoka in the 13th year of his reign conquered the kindom of Kaliṅga and incorporated in into his own empire. From the Kaliṅga Edict I, it appears that a Kumāra was in charge of Kaliṅga with his headquarters at Tosali (Tosala) or Samāpa. According to the Mahābhārata the ancient Kaliṅga country seems to have comprised modern Orissa to the south of the Vaitaraṇī and the sea coast southward as far as Vizagapatam and its capital was Rājapura (Śāntiparva, IV).
The Hāthigumphā inscription clearly shows that the capital of Kaliṅga during the reign of Khāravela was Kaliṅganagara which has been satisfactorily identified with Mukhalingaṃ on the Vaṃśadharā and the adjacent ruins in Ganjam district, Madras Presidency. According to the Mahāvastu Dantapura which is mentioned by Yuan Chwang as a city of the Kaliṅga country was a capital city. Evidently it was the capital of the Kaliṅga kingdom (according to Mahāvastu), and existed ages before the Buddha.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
kāliṅga : (m.) name of a country in East India.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
-gāḥ (pl.) Name of a country and its inhabitants; (a district on the Coromandel coast); नो खण्डिकाञ्जगाम नो कलिङ्गाञ्जगाम (no khaṇḍikāñjagāma no kaliṅgāñjagāma) Mahābhārata on P.III.2.115. उत्कलादर्शितपथः कलिङ्गाभिमुखो ययौ (utkalādarśitapathaḥ kaliṅgābhimukho yayau) R.4. 38; (its position is thus described in Tantras :-- jagannāthātsamārabhya kṛṣṇātīrāntagaḥ priye | kaliṅgadeśaḥ saṃprokto vāma- mārgaparāyaṇaḥ ||).
-ṅgaḥ 1 The fork-tailed shrike.
2) Name of several plants; (as śirīṣa, plakṣa &c.)
-ṅgā A beautiful woman.
-ṅgam Indra grain (indrayava).
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Kāliṅga (कालिङ्ग).—a. (-ṅgī f.) [कलिङ्ग-अण् (kaliṅga-aṇ)] Produced in, or belonging to, the Kaliṅga country.
-ṅgaḥ 1 A king of that country; प्रतिजग्राह कालिङ्गस्तमस्त्रैर्गजसाधनः (pratijagrāha kāliṅgastamastrairgajasādhanaḥ) R.4.4.
2) A snake of that country.
3) An elephant.
4) A species of cucumber.
5) A poisonous plant.
6) A sort of iron.
-ṅgāḥ (pl.) Name of a country; see कलिङ्ग (kaliṅga).
-ṅgam A water-melon.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṅgaḥ) 1. The febrifuge nut-plant, (Cæsalpinia bunduccella.) 2. The fork-tailed shrike, (Lanius forficatus, Lath.) 3. The name of a country; the name of Kalinga is applied in the Puranas to several places, but it especially signifies a district on the Coromandel coast, extending from below cuttack to the vicinity of Madras, (in this sense, like some other names of countries, it is usually confined to the plural number
(-ṅgāḥ) confounding the place with the people inhabiting it. nf.
(-ṅgaṃ-ṅgā) A medicinal seed, that of Echites antidysenterica. f.
(-ṅgā) 1. A woman of a good shape. 2. A plant, commonly Teori, (Convolvulus turpethum:) see trivṛt. E. kali strife, &c. ga from gam to go, khac aff.
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(-ṅgaḥ-ṅgī-ṅgaḥ) Produced in or belonging to the Kalinga country. m.
(-ṅgaḥ) 1. An elephant. 2. A snake. 3. A species of cucumber, (Cucumis utilatissimus.) 4. A sort of iron. f. (-ṅgī) A gourd or cucumber. n.
(-ṅgaṃ) The water melon. E. kaliṅga a country, and aṇ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग).—m. pl. The name of a people and their country, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 71, 16.
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Kāliṅga (कालिङ्ग).—i. e. kaliṅga + a, I. m. 1. A prince of the Kaliṅgas, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 4, 40. 2. pl. = Kaliṅga, a people, Mahābhārata 8, 2066. Ii. f. gī, A princess of the Kaliṅgas, Mahābhārata 1, 3775.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग).—[masculine] [Name] of a king, [plural] of a people.
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Kāliṅga (कालिङ्ग).—[adjective] coming from the country of the Kaliṅgas; [masculine] an inhabitant or king of it; [feminine] ngī princess of the Kaliṅgas.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. Mentioned in Bhojaprabandha Oxf. 150^b.
2) Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग):—a commentator on the Amarakośa. Quoted by Ujjvaladatta and Rāyamukuṭa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग):—m. [plural] Name of a people and their country (the Name is applied in the Purāṇas to several places, but especially signifies a district on the Coromandel coast, extending from below Cuttack [Kaṭaka] to the vicinity of Madras), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa] etc.
2) m. an inhabitant of Kaliṅga, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]
3) Name of a king of Kaliṅga (from whom the Kaliṅga people are said to have originated; he is sometimes mentioned as a son of Dīrghatamas and Sudeṣṇā, sometimes identified with Bali), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.
4) Name of a being attending on Skanda, [Mahābhārata] ([edition] [Bombay edition]) ix, 45, 64 ([varia lectio] kalinda [edition] Calc.)
5) Name of several authors
6) the fork-tailed shrike, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) Caesalpina Bonducella, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
8) Wrightia antidysenteria, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
9) Acacia Sirissa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
10) Ficus infectoria, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
11) Kaliṅgā (कलिङ्गा):—[from kaliṅga] f. a beautiful woman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
12) [v.s. ...] Opomea Turpethum
13) Kaliṅga (कलिङ्ग):—n. the seed of Wrightia antidysenteria, [Suśruta]
14) mfn. clever, cunning, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
15) Kāliṅga (कालिङ्ग):—m. ‘produced in or belonging to the Kaliṅga country’, a Kaliṅga man, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
16) ([Pāṇini 4-1, 170]) a prince of the Kaliṅgas, [Harivaṃśa; Raghuvaṃśa iv, 40 etc.]
17) ([plural]) the Kaliṅgas, [Mahābhārata; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
18) an elephant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
19) a snake, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
20) a species of cucumber (Cucumis usitatissimus), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
21) Beninkasa cerifera
22) a poisonous plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
23) a sort of iron
24) mn. the plant Wrightia antidysenterica, [Bhāvaprakāśa]
25) n. the water-melon.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
1) m. a) pl. Name eines Kriegerstammes und des von ihm bewohnten Gebietes an der Koromandel-Küste [Lassen’s Indische Alterthumskunde I, 168. 180.] [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 1, 170. 2, 4, 62, Scholiast] [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 7, 14.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 58.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 119.] [Medinīkoṣa g. 31.] [Mahābhārata 3, 10097. fg.] [Harivaṃśa 1693. 6607. 6631. 6725. 11201. 12838.] [Rāmāyaṇa 4, 40, 21. 41, 17.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 4, 147.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 177. 188.] [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 3, 2, 115, Vārttika von Kātyāyana. 2,] [Scholiast] kaliṅgaviṣaya [Mahābhārata 1, 4220.] [Hitopadeśa 39, 4.] kaliṅganagara [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 71, 16.] kaliṅgādhipati [Duaupadīpramātha 2, 8.] [Harivaṃśa 4964. 5013. 5494. 6583.] Das Volk wird auf Kaliṅga, einen Sohn des Dīrghatamas und der Sudeṣṇā, der Gemahlin Bali's, zurückgeführt [Mahābhārata 1, 4219. fg.] [Harivaṃśa 1685.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 9, 23, 4.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 444.] In einem Itihāsa bei [ROSEN] zu [Ṛgveda 1, 18] erscheint König Kaliṅga nicht etwa als ein Sohn des Dīrghatamas, sondern er spielt hier die Rolle des epischen Bali. kaliṅga im sg. in der Bed. Bewohner von Kaliṅga [Sāhityadarpana 11, 1.] Vgl. kāliṅga . — b) Nomen proprium eines Scholiasten des [AMARAKOṢA] [Colebrooke II, 54.] — c) der gabelschwänzige Würger [Amarakoṣa 2, 5, 16.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1333.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] In dieser Bedeut. wohl in kalim + ga zerlegen; Vgl. kalikāra 1,a. — d) Caesalpina Bonducella Flemm. (pūtikarañja) [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa]; vgl. kalikāra 1,b. und kalikāraka 1. Wrightia antidysenterica R. Br. (kuṭaja; vgl. 3.), Acacia Sirissa (śirīṣa) Hamilt. und Ficus infectoria Willd. (plakṣa) [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] —
2) f. kaliṅgā a) ein schönes Frauenzimmer (nitambinī, mahilā) [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] — b) Name einer Pflanze, Ipomoea Turpethum R. Br. (trivṛt) [Śabdacandrikā im Śabdakalpadruma] —
3) n. Indra-Korn (s. indrayava) [Amarakoṣa 2, 4, 2, 47.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] [Suśruta 2, 431, 2. 519, 4.] —
4) adj. geschickt (dakṣa); verschmitzt (vidagdha) [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa] Diese Bed. fehlt bei [WILSON] und im [Śabdakalpadruma]
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Kāliṅga (कालिङ्ग):—(von kāliṅga)
1) m. a) ein Fürst der Kaliṅga [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 1, 170.] [Harivaṃśa 6585.] [Raghuvaṃśa 4, 40.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 14, 32] in [Weber’s Verzeichniss 242.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 5, 21.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 467, Nalopākhyāna 17.] m. pl. = kaliṅga das Volk der Kaliṅga [Mahābhārata 8, 2066. 2084.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 185. 196.] — b) Elephant. — c) Schlange. — d) eine Kürbisart (karkāruka, bhūmikarkāru) [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 120. fg.] [Medinīkoṣa g. 32. fg.] [Hārāvalī 179.] eine giftige Pflanze [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1198.] — e) eine Art Eisen: kāliṅgo liṅgavānyaḥ syādghanaḥ sūkṣmāṅgako mataḥ [Sukhabodha im Śabdakalpadruma] —
2) f. ī a) eine Fürstin der Kaliṅga [Mahābhārata 1, 3775. 3780.] — b) eine Gurkenart (rājakarkaṭī) [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] — c) Nomen proprium eines Flusses [Harivaṃśa] [LANGL. I, 508]; wohl eine falsche Form für kālindī . —
3) n. Wassermelone (vgl. kālinda) [Pathyāpathyaviveka im Śabdakalpadruma]
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1) a) [WEBER, Nakṣ.2,392.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S.5,35. 75. 79.] [Oxforder Handschriften 60,a, Nalopākhyāna 3. 154,a,43. 338,b,21.] viṣaya [153,a,8.] deśa [42,a, Nalopākhyāna 2. 102,a, No. 158. 339,a,31. 352,b,9.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S.5,69.] kaliṅgeśa [11, 54.] — b) ein Lexicograph [UJJVAL.] zu [Uṇādisūtra Einl. 3. 1, 68. 2, 32. 75. 3, 126. 4, 62. 5, 48.] ein Dichter [Oxforder Handschriften 150,b,25.] ein Wesen im Gefolge Skanda's [Mahābhārata 9, 2566] (kalinda ed. Calc.). — Vgl. trikaliṅga .
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1) a) sg. ein Fürst der Kal. [Kathāsaritsāgara 123, 141. 124, 32. 36. fg.] das Land der Kal. [Oxforder Handschriften 102,a, No. 158.]
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Ends with: Arshakalinga, Culla Kalinga, Daivikalinga, Ekalinga, Kshanikalinga, Mahakalinga, Mauktikalinga, Napumsakalinga, Sarvadeshikalinga, Shaivadhikalinga, Sphatikalinga, Svastikalinga, Traibhagikalinga, Trairashikalinga, Trikalinga, Tryambakalinga, Utkalinga, Valukalinga, Veshmakalinga.
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